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tyler roberts as the man who walked into an oregon shopping mall packed with holiday shoppers and children in line to see santa and opened fire with an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle. police say roberts who wore a hockey mask during the rampage killed two shoppers, injured a third before taking his own life. police also say they have no motive for the crime and that the high powered weapon had been stolen. and so now comes the predictable cycle. a horrendous crime with firearm stronger than any hunter would need. an honest attempt at a gun control conversation that america badly needs. and then contempt as anyone who would speculate about the application of the second amendment. lather, rinse, repeat. today seen through the prison of yet another mass shooting. the 15th this last year. last week seen through the prism of domestic violence after an nfl shot and killed his wife and then himself. we know where it goes. condemnation of the crime, but no political courage to do anything. but if congress were prepared to do something, anything, that would be the best christmas present of
through this too many times whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children, and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> if i can bring in democratic strategist julian epstein. julian, we've learned those children who survived were told to hold hands and close their eyes as they walked out of the school. this is devastating enough for adults, but for children? >> it's devastating for the country, and if you consider the age of the victims involved here, martin, this is probably the worst school shooting that we've ever experienced in the country's history, and as bad as it is, we have to keep in mind that this kind of tragedy is occurring every single day in the united states. every single day 30 americans die from handgun related homicides. that's 200 a week. that's 11,000 a year. that's the equivalent of a
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